Last year our school implemented a school wide behavior system titled Sylvan Heights PRIDE where the word pride meant:

P-Prepared
R-Respectful
I-Involved
D-Dedicated
E-Encouraging

Tickets are awarded to students that demonstrate the above mentioned attributes. It is like the "catch you being good." However, within my classes, I particularly look for the Respect in PRIDE. Many of my activities both in music and in gym require the students to work in groups to achieve success. However, if the students are not respectful of their peers, many times the groups "fall apart." I hold the students accountable for their actions, be it positive or negative. I always carry a clip chart that I will tally or comment on behaviors that I see may need improvement. The following consequences occur:
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1-2 tally marks in 1 category - student is verbally redirected, or, since I have the entire big room, I may move the students to a location where I feel they will be successful.
3-4 tally marks in 1 category - student goes to the "penalty box." They are not in trouble, rather, they are being allowed to regroup and refocus on their own. I usually have them stay in for three minutes. After three minutes if the STUDENT feels that they are back in control, they may choose to rejoin the group, If they feel that they need more time, they may stay the penalty box.
5-6 tally marks in 1 category - student goes to the penalty box and completes a reflection sheet that needs to be signed and returned the following day, or 1/2 of their recess will be taken away. I usually notify the parent that it is in their bookbag.
7-8 tally marks in 1 category - student is escorted out of the class and to the principal's office with a written referral. Dr. Moran or myself will notify the adult about the event.

I will also be implementing a whole class reward. It is called the "Field of Dreams." Shaped like a baseball field, the Field of Dreams will reward the class for every base that they pass while with me. However, if a class strikes out, they will complete a reflection sheet.


IF A STUDENT HAS BULLIED A FELLOW PEER OR TEACHER, THAT STUDENT WILL IMMEDIATELY BE SENT OUT OF THE ROOM WITH A SPECIAL REFLECTION SHEET THAT MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT THAT NIGHT AND RETURNED TO MRS. O IN THE MORNING. FAILURE TO RETURN THE SAID SHEET WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF PRIVILEGES UNTIL RECEIVED.

I WILL NOT TOLERATE BULLIES!